CASE-ing the Catty - Inspired by Kits

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! I have most of my craft room packed now, preparing for the move north, so this will probably be my last participation for a few weeks. 

If you've come from visiting Peta & Marvi, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from kits in either the Annual Catalogue or January-June Mini Catalogue.  The Hello Dear Friend All Inclusive Card Kit took my eye when I first saw it in the January-June Mini Catalogue. It has a great 7 piece Photopolymer stamp set with really useful greetings and the colours really spoke to me (yes, it does include pink, of course!). You can see the cards created with the kit in the photo above right.

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As I have limited supplies available now, I've taken the opportunity to use the kit to create a Mother's Day card that I can have ready to put in the post shortly. I've used the card above for my inspiration, staying close to the design and stepping it up a little (although it is already a lovely card!)

Stampin' Up! Hello Dear Friend Card Kit | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started by cutting the front from the leafy card base and dry embossed it with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder for some lovely texture. I cut a custom card base from Melon Mambo card stock and adhered the panel. The copper foil vellum die cut was adhered to the card base by sponging a small amount of Tombow glue around the edges. Press it down lightly and you will not see any adhesive.

Stampin' Up! Hello Dear Friend Card Kit | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The Mother's Day greeting from the Dressed to Impress stamp set was stamped on one of the included copper trimmed labels and positioned on the vellum panel. The floral die cuts were popped up at different levels around the label and I added some leaf die cuts. I finished with a little bow from the new Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon and a trio of 2020-22 In Color Enamel Dots.

Stampin' Up! Hello Dear Friend Card Kit | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a narrow border of Pear Pizzazz for my writing panel and I've stamped the leaves and flower from the included stamp set along the bottom in Pear Pizzazz and Melon Mambo ink.

Stampin' Up! Hello Dear Friend Card Kit | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Dressed To Impress
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Hello Dear Friend All Inclusive Card Kit
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories 2020-22 In Color Enamel Dots, Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon
Tools    Tasteful Textile 3D EF, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, 1mm Foam Pads (not SU), 

 

We would love to see your CASE of a kit project from either of the current catalogues. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Lauren's blog to follow the hop and see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Retiring Punch

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from visiting Monique, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from our favourite retiring punch. 

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I've chosen to focus on  the Small Bloom Punch this week. It is still available and discounted to $9.20 AUD, so a bargain if you don't have this cute punch your stash. The inspiration projects in the photo above, using the Baskets of Bloom stamp set, show the projects from basic to stepped up. The Small Bloom Punch crops the larger flower images in this set, but is also great punched straight from card stock or patterned paper.

Stampin' Up! Basket of Blooms | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've taken elements from the inspiration projects to create my card. I started with a Basic White card base and then added a layer of Melon Mambo that I dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. For something a little different, I ran it through a second time in the opposite direction to create a linen-like texture. I added a strip of Melon Mambo designer paper at the base with a border of Granny Apple Green. 

Stampin' Up! Basket of Blooms | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've created a frame for my art panel with one of  the scalloped labels from the new Scalloped Contours Dies. A piece of wood grain designer paper from the In Good Taste pack was adhered to a piece of Basic White and then cropped with the scalloped die. You can see the lovely pierced detail in the photo above. I used my trimmer to cut the centre from the panel.

For the art piece, I stamped the pot first and then masked it to stamp the stems.  A second pot was stamped, coloured with Stampin' Blends and fussy cut. I wrapped the White Baker's Twine around the pot and finished it with a bow before popping it up over the main panel. The flowers were stamped on a small piece of Basic White, coloured with Stampin' Blends and then cropped with the Small Bloom Punch. I added a Bumblebee In Color Enamel Dot to the centre of the larger flowers. 

The greeting from the Art Gallery stamp set was stamped in black on Granny Apple Green and cropped with a Stitched Rectangle Die. I've popped it up over the corner of the pot and added the Daffodil flower to the end.

Stampin' Up! Basket of Blooms | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a narrow border of Melon Mambo for my writing panel and I've stamped and coloured the large stem and popped up a flower in the corner. A narrow strip of Melon Mambo designer paper was added at the base to finish.

Stampin' Up! Basket of Blooms | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Basket of Blooms, Art Gallery
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, In Good Taste DSP, Brights DSP 
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Basic Jewel Rhinestones, White Baker's Twine, 2020-22 In Color Enamel Dots
Tools    Subtle 3D EF, Scalloped Contours Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project using your favourite retiring punch. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Sandra's blog to follow the hop and see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Retiring Stamp Set

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from visiting Lauren, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from our favourite retiring stamp set. 

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Page 52 of the 202-21 Annual Catalogue has projects using two of my favourite stamp sets.  As I love colouring, the line images in the So Much Love stamp set are fabulous for lots of different methods of colouring.

Stampin' Up! So Much Love in Polished Pink & Soft Succulent | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
In addition to farewelling this lovely stamp set, I have  a little sneak peek for you. I received some of my new 2021-23 In Color products on Friday, so I decided to use Polished Pink and Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends to colour the image. I don't think my photo does justice to the clear, vibrant pink that is Polished Pink. 

I used a Soft Succulent card base and added a layer of Basic White that was dry embossed with the Tasteful Texture 3D Embossing Folder. Next is a layer of Sahara Sand paper with the text design that was cropped with the Stitched Rectangles Dies

Stampin' Up! So Much Love in Polished Pink & Soft Succulent | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've used the scalloped label from the new Scalloped Contours Dies cut from Sahara Sand and I stamped the dots image from the So Much Love stamp set over it. The greeting from the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set was stamped in black and cropped with the smallest Stitched Rectangle Die. The coloured and fussy cut flower was popped up over the background elements, with a small bow in the Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon to add softness. I finished with a single rhinestone, coloured with the Dark Polished Pink Blends marker.

Stampin' Up! So Much Love in Polished Pink & Soft Succulent | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a very narrow border of Sahara Sand and I've stamped and coloured a partial image of the smaller flower in the bottom corner.

Stampin' Up! So Much Love in Polished Pink & Soft Succulent | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps So Much Love, Blossoms in Bloom
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Soft Succulent, Sahara Sand, Neutrals Designer Paper Pack
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Basic Jewel Rhinestones, White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
Tools    Tasteful Texture 3D EF, Scalloped Contours Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, White Gel Pen

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project using your favourite retiring stamp set. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Monique's blog to follow the hop and see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Fave Retiring Dies

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from visiting Siobhan, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from our favourite retiring dies. Wow, where to start, lol, there are so many. However, I was truly shocked that my favourite Stitched Shapes Dies are retiring. These have been a crafting staple since they were released as they are so versatile and easy to use.  If you have these dies in your stash, you know exactly what I mean. If you haven't, then I'm sorry to say they are now sold out in Australia.

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So I went a little off piste, lol, deciding I would be inspired by the dies themselves, rather than a particular project from the catalogues. 

Stampin' Up! - True Love DSP, Stitched Shapes & Pierced Blooms Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I must be having a fling with purple at the moment, as I've used the 3 shades of purple on my card together with the fabulous black and white designs from the True Love Designer Series Paper. I have a Highland Heather card base and a black mat for the black and white polka dot and striped papers that form the background. I've wrapped a strip of the retiring Purple Tricolor Ribbon around the paper before adhering to the mat.

Stampin' Up! - True Love DSP, Stitched Shapes & Pierced Blooms Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've used the second smallest of the circle dies and the largest of the square dies from the Stitched Shapes set to provide a background for my embellishments. I dry embossed the Gorgeous Grape scrap with the (very sadly, retiring) 3D Subtle Embossing Folder before cropping with the stitched circle. I've left the Basic White stitched square plain, just adding a mat of Highland Heather and slipping the circle between the layers of the corner. I finally managed to break open the Pierced Blooms Dies, which is an amazing set of 25 dies with a huge variety of flowers and leaves, all with the lovely pierced detail.  I masked off the 'gorgeous' from the greeting from the Dressed to Impress stamp set and heat embossed 'hello' in white on Highland Heather, using a Stitched Rectangle Die to crop it to size.

Stampin' Up! - True Love DSP, Stitched Shapes & Pierced Blooms Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have mat of Basic Black for the writing panel and a strip of the black and white striped designer paper down the left. I layered up some left over flowers to embellish the corner.

Stampin' Up! - True Love DSP, Stitched Shapes & Pierced Blooms Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The finished card is 13.5cm (5 3/8") square.

 

Project Details
Stamps Dressed to Impress
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Basic Black, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Purple Posy
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Basic Jewel Rhinestones, Purple Tricolor Ribbon
Tools    Subtle 3D EF, Stitched Shapes Dies, Pierced Blooms Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, White EP, heat gun

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project using your favourite retiring dies. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Rachel's blog to follow the hop and see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - For Easter

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from visiting Peta & Marvi, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are CASE-ing a project from any catalogue and giving it an Easter twist.

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I was inspired by the sweet spring banner above from page 22 of the 2021 January - June Mini Catalogue. I couldn't resist that sweet bunny and my favourite Arrange a Wreath Bundle, which is sadly retiring. It will be staying in my stash a little while longer though.

Stampin' Up! Springtime Joy & Arrange A Wreath for Easter | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
Despite being Autumn in the southern hemisphere, Easter is always depicted in pastel colours. My background colour is Highland Heather, which has been dry embossed with the Dazzling Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder. Due to the width I did have to run it through twice and it came out well; you just need to be careful lining up the design the second time. I adhered the panel to a thick Basic White card base. The background of the centre panel is the lovely soft Purple Posy striped designer paper from the Playing with Patterns stack and I added a mat of Silver Foil. Unfortunately, it shows up more grey in the photo than it really is. 

Stampin' Up! Springtime Joy & Arrange A Wreath for Easter | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I adhered the plainer wreath die cut from Vellum and then the more detailed wreath die cut from Granny Apple Green popped up over the top. The Easter eggs from thhe Arrange A Wreath stamp set were stamped in a variety of pastel colours and then die cut. To get a lighter tone, I used the back of a teaspoon to push the ink down in the pad, before inking up the stamp.  The greeting from the same stamp set was stamped with a lighter tone of Basic Gray and cropped with a die from the Stitched Rectangle Dies. Once the greeting was in position, I popped up the eggs around the wreath.

The sweet bunny from the Springtime Joy stamp set was stamped in Basic Gray ink and coloured with Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends with a touch of Petal Pink on the ears, nose and cheeks. The flowers in the head band are the same colours as the eggs with a tiny 1mm rhinestone in the centre of each. The bunny was fussy cut and popped up at the base of the wreath. I finished with a little die cut flower on the greeting and a sprinkle of rhinestones.

Stampin' Up! Springtime Joy & Arrange A Wreath for Easter | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have mat of Highland Heather for the writing panel, with a strip of the Purple Posy designer paper at the bottom. I have stamped and coloured the little chick with Stampin' Blends and added a group of stamped eggs in the opposite corner. The greeting stamped in Basic Gray is from the Springtime Joy stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Springtime Joy & Arrange A Wreath for Easter | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
This photo shows the background texture of the Dazzling Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder.

 

Project Details
Stamps Arrange A Wreath, Springtime Joy
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, Vellum, Silver Foil, Playing with Patterns DSP
 Ink Basic Gray, Balmy Blue, So Saffron, Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana
Accessories Basic Jewel Rhinestones, 1mm rhinestones (not SU)
Tools    Dazzling Diamonds 3D EF, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Wreath Builder Builder Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project (from either catalogue) that has an Easter twist. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Rebecca's blog to follow the hop and see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Sketch Challenge

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Hi there

It's great to be back with CASE-ing the Catty this week, after our successful 2 week visit to Queensland to find our new home!

If you've come from visiting Peta & Marvi, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking our inspiration from the Well Suited Suite on page 66 and in particular, the bow tie trio card in the centre of the photo above.

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Here is the card, translated into a sketch so that you can better see the key elements. This is a great layout that lends itself to a lot of options for the 3 decorative elements in the centre.

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I arrived home to a brown box containing the new early-release Butterfly Brilliance Collection. This collection includes the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, Butterfly Bijou 6" x 6" Designer Paper and the Natural Touch Specialty Paper. You can purchase all of these items as a collection for $125.00AUD, which includes a 10% bundle discount. Inventory is now LOW, so if you're still thinking about this lovely collection of products, don't wait too long! The two papers are exclusive to this promotion which runs until 3 May or while stocks last. The Butterfly Brilliance Bundle will be available in the new 2021-22 Annual Catalogue. You can also purchase the products individually in case you wanted more of the Butterfly Bijou paper, while stocks last.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance Collection | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

To create my card, I've used the circles design from the Butterfly Bijou Designer Paper to cover my Basic White card base. The colour listed on the pack is Just Jade, but it is really a much closer match to Bermuda Bay, I think. I have used Night of Navy card stock to mat the small butterfly design from the Butterfly Bijou pack. To add a bit more pop, I cut 4mm strips of Night of Navy card stock and positioned them behind the centre panel, which was popped up on Black Dimensionals. 

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance Collection | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The detailed butterflies were cut with the Brilliant Wings Dies. There are 6 to choose from in varying sizes and I used Night of Navy for the large and Bermuda Bay for the smaller ones (oops, just saw that I missed poking out a piece!).  I added Vellum underneath so they wouldn't get lost in the background, using the large die (6 connected butterflies). Put a small piece of Vellum under the butterfly of your choice to cut them individually. I finished them with white Elegant Faceted Gems.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance Collection | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Night of Navy mat and a narrow strip of the butterfly designer paper down the left.  I stamped the same shape butterfly as the front in Night of Navy ink and coloured it with Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy Stampin' Blends. The butterfly was fussy cut and popped up in the corner.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance Collection | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Butterfly Brilliance
Card stock & Papers Thick Basic White, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, Vellum, Butterfly Bijou DSP
 Ink Night of Navy
Accessories Elegant Faceted Gems
Tools    Brilliant Wings Dies, die cutting machine, Black Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, Mint Macaron)

 

We would love to see your project using the sketch, this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Now head over to Kathryn's blog to follow the hop and see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Final Sale-a-bration!

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty. Today is the very last day of Sale-a-bration, but you can still place an order and earn some FREE products of your choice. Hasn't it gone really quickly, being only 2 months. I can't believe that it is March tomorrow, already. 

If you've come from visiting Siobhan, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking our inspiration from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue, as you would expect for our final week.  There are so many cute projects, it was hard to decide. I only wish I wasn't so time poor at the moment, with packing being the number 1 priority.

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I've chosen this card above on page 11 of the Sale-a-bration Catalogue for my inspiration. I love the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper, so I decided to get my fussy cutting on and make this card. I have lots of March birthdays, so a birthday card fitted the bill perfectly.

Stampin' Up! Flower & Field and Oh So Ombre DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have stayed close to the layout, but changed up the background to use the Bermuda Bay circles design from the Sale-a-bration Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper pack. I added a little border of Bermuda Bay card stock to make it pop and I added it to a card-front sized piece of Basic White that I ran through with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder for textural interest.

Stampin' Up! Flower & Field and Oh So Ombre DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I fussy cut the large spray of flowers with the three Flirty Flamingo roses and positioned it over the background and adhered it flat. The Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon was wrapped twice around the panel and finished with a bow on the left before being adhered to a Thick Basic White card base. The birthday greeting from the Best Year stamp set was stamped in Bermuda Bay ink and cropped with one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies and popped up over the flower spray.  I popped up a few extra fussy cut flowers and added a small Forget Me Not to the corner of the greeting, with a rhinestone in the centre. A couple more large rhinestones finish the embellishment.

Stampin' Up! Flower & Field and Oh So Ombre DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Bermuda Bay mat and a little cluster of fussy cut flowers in the corner. If you fussy cut a bunch of the flowers in advance, this is a very quick card to put together.

Stampin' Up! Flower & Field and Oh So Ombre DSP | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Best Year
Card stock & Papers Thick Basic White, Bermuda Bay, Basic White, Oh So Ombre DSP, Flower & Field DSP
 Ink Bermuda Bay
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
Tools    Stitched Rectangle Dies, Subtle 3D EF, die cutting machine, Dimensionals

 

We would love to see your CASE of a  project from Sale-a-bration Catalogue this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Now head over to Monique's blog to follow the hop and see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Don't forget you have until 11.50pm tonight (AEDST) to place an order and earn your FREE Sale-a-bration rewards.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Bring on the Bling!

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty.

If you've come from visiting Sandra, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are 'Bringing the Bling' as we take inspiration from projects using all things shiny and sparkly! 

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I've chosen this card above on page 15 of the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue for my inspiration. It always catches my eye with the splashes of gold embossing over the spritzed background, so I thought I would give it a go myself. 

Stampin' Up! To A Wild Rose Friendship Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I decided on Melon Mambo as my focus colour and fortunately I had some left over Melon Mambo and White Shimmer paint in a spritzer, which I spritzed onto a piece of Shimmery White card stock. To add a bit more 'oomph' to the colour I added some drops of Merry Merlot and rubbing alcohol to another spritzer and spritzed a bit more on the bottom edge for a darker shade.  Once dry (I used my heat tool to speed up the process), I stamped the flower centre from the To A Wild Rose stamp set in Versamark ink randomly over the panel and heat embossed it in gold. I gave it a good flick on the back to remove some of the embossing powder so it wouldn't end up as big blobs. You can see it better in the close up photo below. 

A card front-sized panel of Melon Mambo was dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and the Gold Foil adhered asymetrically on top. The spritzed panel comes next and that is also adhered on an angle. The Melon Mambo panel was adhered to a Thick Basic White card base.

Stampin' Up! To A Wild Rose Friendship Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've stamped the rose image in Daffodil Delight; stamping off the first layer and then full strength on the highlights. The outline was heat embossed in gold and then fussy cut. The outline for the leaves was stamped in Shaded Spruce and then the inside in Just Jade. The leaves were also fussy cut and I found it easier to separate them for placement. The folded strip of vanilla/gold Metallic ribbon was laid down on the spritzed panel and then the flower popped up over the top. The leaves were then arranged and adhered flat underneath. The 'hello' greeting was stamped in Melon Mambo and fussy cut and the 'friend' was masked off from the larger greeting and heat embossed in gold. I finished with a trio of Gilded Gems for one final touch of bling!

Stampin' Up! To A Wild Rose Friendship Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've kept the inside super simple with a Melon Mambo mat and a Gold Foil border design from the Many Medallions Dies on the right.

Stampin' Up! To A Wild Rose Friendship Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps To A Wild Rose
Card stock & Papers Thick Basic White, Melon Mambo, Shimmery White, Gold Foil
 Ink Versamark, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Shaded Spruce, Just Jade
Accessories Vanilla/Gold Metallic Ribbon, Golden Gems
Tools    Many Medallions Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Subtle 3D EF, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Gold EP, Heat Gun, Melon Mambo & Merry Merlot Reinkers, Rubbing Alcohol, Spritzers

 

We would love to see your CASE of a 'Bling-y' project from either of the current Catalogues. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Now head over to my good friend Tina to follow the hop and see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Craft time is getting increasingly hard to find as we continue to sort, cull and pack up our house, but I hope I can fit in a few more weeks before packing up my craft room.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Sale-a-bration Layout

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty.

If you've come from visiting Peta and Marvi, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from layout of the donkey card shown in the photo above. 

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You can see the layout more easily in the sketch above. It is a simple layout, but that gives you heaps of scope to make it your own.  You can keep it simple; step it up or turn it sideways and make it landscape. Use it as a starting point and let your creativity take over!

Stampin' Up! Sand & Sea Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
Well, I've done a couple of things I mentioned above. I turned the sketch into a landscape layout and I've stepped it up with some extra layers. I started with a panel of Seaside Spray card stock and dry embossed it with the gorgeous Seashells 3D Embossing Folder. To help the design pop a little more, I used a sponge dauber and Craft Ink Refill to gently sponge a little white ink over the design. A strip of the white ribbon from the Flowers For Every Season Combo Pack was placed across the centre and adhered on the back. To create the other strip of colour I used the Blushing Bride twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack, wrapped around 3 times and finished in a bow. The panel was adhered to a Basic White mat and then onto a Crumb Cake card base. 

Stampin' Up! Sand & Sea Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the centre panel, I cut a piece of the sand design from the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper and adhered it to a scrap of Basic White before die cutting with one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I stamped the greeting from the Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set in Early Espresso ink and popped it up over the ribbon. This card will be going to our very courageous 15 year old niece who is undergoing a difficult medical procedure prior to more brain surgery, so I thought it was very appropriate.  I roughly cut 3 shells from another sheet of the designer paper and adhered them to scraps of Basic White before fussy cutting.  The scale of the images worked better than the stamps in this instance.  I laid down the seaweed cut from Vellum using the Smooth Sailing Dies and then the 'coral' using one of the In Good Taste Elements, before layering the shells over the top. I added 3 of the clear Elegant Faceted Gems to finish.

Stampin' Up! Sand & Sea Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Seaside Spray mat and I added a narrow strip of the sea urchin design from the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper down the right side. On the Basic White panel I stamped the stones in Early Espresso ink and then added a little Crumb Cake ink with a blending brush. The seaweed was stamped in shades of Crumb Cake ink.  A fussy cut shell was added over the top.

Stampin' Up! Sand & Sea Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
You can see the beautiful embossed background a little better in the photo above.

 

Project Details
Stamps Friends Are Like Seashells
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Crumb Cake, Seaside Spray, Vellum, Sand & Sea DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Craft White
Accessories Elegant Faceted Gems, Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack, Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack, In Good Taste Elements
Tools    Smooth Sailing Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Seashells 3D EF, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Sponge Dauber

 

We would love to see your CASE using this great sketch from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Siobhan's blog to follow the hop and see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Love You Always Suite

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Hi there

It's great to be back CASE-ing the Catty! I was too late to participate with the Crew in tonight's hop, but I thought I'd post my card anyway.

I've been MIA for the past 6 weeks while we focussed on getting our house ready for sale. I'm happy to say we only had to have 3 home opens before we sold it, but much hard work preceded that. Now of course, there is the challenge of finding a new home in a new city and a new state (eek!) before we become homeless!

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This week we are taking inspiration from the Love You Always Suite on pages 10-13 of the January - June 2021 Mini Catalogue.

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I chose the design in the photo above from page 10 for my inspiration this week. As I'm not sure when I will be packing up my craft room, I thought I'd take the opportunity to make my Mum's birthday card. She has a milestone birthday coming up in March and with COVID making state border closures within Australia a nightmare to navigate, I'm not sure whether I will get over to celebrate with her. At least I will have her card ready in case I need to post it.

Stampin' Up! True Love Designer Series Paper | Milestone Birthday | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I decided to make an A5 sized card, to provide lots of room for all the elements I wanted to used. I've stayed close to the layout, using it as the focus of my card with the black and white diamond design from the True Love Designer Series Paper pack providing a contrast to my pastel flowers. I've added a border of Gorgeous Grape card stock to each side and then layered the vellum over the top to soften it a little.  It doesn't show very well in the photo, but the sections above and  below the designer paper are dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder for added texture. The numbers were cut with the retired Large Numbers Dies in Silver Foil and I added a shadow layer using Gorgeous Grape to help them pop. 

Stampin' Up! True Love Designer Series Paper | Milestone Birthday | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I chose the flowers from a different sheet of the True Love Designer Paper, colouring them with Purple Posy and Olive Old Stampin' Blends markers before fussy cutting on the line. I went around the edges with a Smoky Slate marker to cover the white core. The large greeting from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set was stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink onto a piece of Whisper White die cut with the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I've popped up the greeting panel over the vellum before layering the flowers and adding the bow with the Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon. I finished with a trio of rhinestones.

I haven't decorated the inside of the card yet, as I want to print a verse with my computer first. 

 

Project Details
Stamps Happiest of Birthdays
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Vellum, Silver Foil, True Love DSP
 Ink Gorgeous Grape
Accessories Basic Jewel Rhinestones, Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon
Tools    Subtle 3D EF, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Large Numbers Dies (retired), die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your CASE from the Love You Always Suite from the 2021 January-June Mini Catalogue. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Rachel's blog to follow the hop and see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

2019 CTC Next

Thanks for visiting today!